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Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has several outpatient and urgent care centers throughout South Florida, including on-demand, virtual care.
Walk-in urgent care with no appointment needed.
Serving as your child's primary doctor's office.
Pediatric specialty consultations available closer to home.
A full range of comprehensive services all under one roof.
Connect with providers from the comfort of your own home.
With over 700 pediatric physicians on staff, we’re dedicated to helping you connect with the right specialist for your needs.
We have expertise in treating children and educating families on hundreds of different conditions.
We use cutting-edge, specialized treatments and procedures to ensure the best care for your child.
Also known as: PT.
Physical therapy is a form of therapy that helps people rehabilitate through exercises, stretching and orthopedics in order to regain the mobility and function of their bodies. Physical therapy is often needed after a severe injury or a debilitating illness.
A licensed physical therapist will meet with the individual and determine the treatment that is needed in order for them to accomplish their goals. The specific nature of physical therapy can vary widely. Some patients will require a series of exercises in order to improve mobility or enhance function. Others may require orthopedics or assistive devices in order to regain their abilities.
No special preparation is needed for this treatment.
There is a risk of injury related to some of the exercises or stretches performed in physical therapy. Following the therapist’s instructions carefully is important.
Reviewed by: Cheryl Gimenez
This page was last updated on: December 04, 2019 12:18 PM
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